Behoa

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A language of Indonesia

Alternate Names
Ako, Besoa
Population

L1 users: 10,000 (2007 SIL), increasing.

Location

Sulawesi Tengah province: Poso regency, Lore Utara sub-district, 8 villages; Behoa and Napu valleys.

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Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

None known. Geographically, politically, culturally, and lexically distinct from Bada [bhz] and Napu [npy].

Language Use

70% are speakers. Behoa is passed on to more than 60% of the children. Younger generation now prefers Indonesian [ind] (Wurm 2007). Most domains. Positive attitudes. Most also use Indonesian [ind].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools. NT: 2015.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian, Muslim.

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